The mission of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) is to serve active duty military, their beneficiaries, and veterans with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) through state-of-the-art clinical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs.
DVBIC fulfills this mission through ongoing collaboration with military, VA and civilian health partners, local communities, families and individuals with TBI.
In 2008, DVBIC's mission expanded to include Force Health Protection and Management. This encompasses the following Department of Defense (DoD) programs: TBI Surveillance TBI Registry Pre-deployment neurocognitive testing Family Caregiver Curriculum 15 year longitudinal study of TBI Independent study of automated neurocognitive tests DVBIC has been named the Office of Responsibility or Executive Agency for these programs.
DVBIC's multi-center network design and collaborations with forward medical commands allows for clinical innovation along the entire continuum of care: from initial injury in the war zone through to medical evacuation, acute care, rehabilitation and ultimately a return to community, family, and work or continued duty when possible. Click on this link to DVBIC to learn how this center offers assistance to families, not only in Texas, but nationwide.
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